Doughboys

Doughboys

The podcast about chain restaurants. Comedians Mike Mitchell and Nick Wiger review fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything.... Show More

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July 2, 2020 127 min

The creators and stars of Dicktown on FXX, John Hodgman and David Rees, join the 'boys to kick off Friendly Green Grocer Mitch's Grocery Store Month and review California-founded Trader Joe's. Plus, another edition of Family Food.

Sources for this week's intro:

https://touringplans.com/disneyland/attractions/opening-dates

https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/secret-history-disney-rides-jungle-cruise/

https://disne...

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June 25, 2020 110 min

Writer and actor Dani Fernandez (Girls on the Bus, Nerdificent) guests to review Pasadena founded and rapidly expanding gourmet hot dog and sausage chain Dog Haus. Plus, another edition of pastry guessing game Pie In This Guy.


Sources for this week's intro:

NASA JPL History & Archives

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/about/history.php

Sputnik 1

http://www.astronautix.com/s/sputnik1.html

Pasadena California

https://www.britannica.com/place...

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June 18, 2020 98 min

Actor and comedian Jon Daly (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Kroll Show) returns to the pod for the 'boys first visit to one of the fastest-growing pizza chains in the U.S., Marco's Pizza. Plus, the crew taste tests Nomad Ice Pops in another edition of Snack or Wack.


Sources for this week's intro:

The Glass City

https://ohiowins.com/glass-city/#:~:text=Even%20though%20the%20roots%20of,in%20the%20late%2019th%20century.

The Origin...

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June 11, 2020 94 min

AEW wrestler "The Bad Boy" Joey Janela joins as the 'boys return to their first ever reviewed restaurant chain, Chili's, for a sampling of their to-go menu, and to discuss New Jersey food, travel eats, and more. Plus, another edition of Spooman's Treat or Skeet.


Sources for this week's intro:

TV Guide: Mike Myers

https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/mike-myers/bio/166681/

Mike Myers - International Man of Mirth;...

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June 4, 2020 75 min

Unlocked! THE SCALE is one of the most momentous events in paywalled podcast history, now free for all.

You can donate to orgs fighting racism and police brutality here:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

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As Topical Freeze, our month of frozen food reviews, concludes, the 'boys are joined by director Cat Solen (The Shivering Truth on Adult Swim) to discuss frozen dinner and pie brand Marie Callender's. And, the debut of a new game show format, Meal or No Meal.

Sources for this week's intro:

Fortune 500 Conagra Brands

https://fortune.com/company/conagra-brands/fortune500/

Perkins & Marie Callender’s closes 29 restaurants ...

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Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made?, The Good Place) returns for a Massachusetts deep dive, to discuss the challenges of food allergies, and to review frozen fry brand and Tater Tots inventor Ore-Ida. Plus, the return of beloved quiz segment Pie in this Guy.


Sources for this week's intro:

Freedom Fries, Liberty Cabbage & the Myth

https://www.hppr.org/post/freedom-fries-liberty-cabbage-myth

When Sauerkraut Became ‘Liberty C...

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As Topical Freeze continues, writer Jamelle Bouie (The New York Times, CBS News) returns to the pod for a locked down evaluation of the #1 frozen burrito brand, Tina's Burritos. The crew get salty about Pop-Tarts in a new edition of Cereal.

Sources for this week's intro:

The Strange History of Frozen Food

https://www.eater.com/2014/8/21/6214423/the-strange-history-of-frozen-food-from-clarence-birdseye-to-the

Who invented frozen...

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Tombstone Week continues (and Topical Freeze begins) as Blank Check Podcast hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims return to review frozen pizza brand Tombstone and to play another edition of Family Food.

Sources for this week's intro:

Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/railroad-maps/history3.html  

American Railroads in the 20th Century

https://americanhistory.si.edu/america-on-the-mov...

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The stars of Netflix's Brews Brothers (Alan Aisenberg and Mike Castle) join the 'boys to review quarantine Chipotle and discuss restrictive diets. Plus, another edition of Spoonman's Treat or Skeet.

This Week's Sources:

Multistate Outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 Infections Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurants (Final Update)

https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2015/o26-11-15/index.html

CDC declares...

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April 23, 2020 100 min

The 'boys welcome Jen D'Angelo (Workaholics, Solar Opposites) for their second full review of Pizza Hut, including the chain's new Big Dipper pizza. And the debut of a new segment, Family Food.


This Week's Sources:

Yum! Brands, Inc. history, profile and corporate video

https://www.companieshistory.com/yum-brands/ 

Yum! Brands, Inc.

https://www.yum.com/wps/portal/yumbrands/Yumbrands/company 

5 Things You Probably Didn'...

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April 16, 2020 111 min

Podcasting titan Kevin T. Porter (Good Christian Fun, Inside Voices) returns to the show for a post Easter discussion of spiral cut ham purveyor Honeybaked Ham. Plus, the debut of Spoonman's solo segment, Treat or Skeet.

Sources:

How Easter Ham Became a Delicious Tradition

https://www.marthastewart.com/1538183/how-easter-ham-became-traditional-easter-dinner

Why Do We Eat Ham on Easter?

https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/why-do-we-eat-...

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For the second show of our swing through the Rockies, Besty Sodaro (Duncanville, We Love Trash) joins for a review of Denver's own burger and shake spot, Good Time Burgers. Mitch reveals a secret and has a big surprise for Wiger. Recorded live at Comedy Work South, Denver in the before times (3/11/2020).

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April 2, 2020 97 min

The 'boys are joined by Betsy Sodaro (Duncanville) to review local Salt Lake City favorite, Crown Burgers. Recorded Live at Wiseguys Comedy Club in the before times (March 10, 2020).

Sources for this week's intro:

Jazz History

https://www.nba.com/jazz/history/00400490.html

Utah Stars

http://www.remembertheaba.com/Utah-Stars.html

Utah Jazz Media Guide

https://ak-static-int.nba.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/10/2017-18-Media-Gu...

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For the finale of Munch Madness 2020, Michael Daniel Cassady and Paul Rust (Don't Stop or We'll Die) return for the remote recorded finale of the Tournament of Chompions where we decide the single best menu item at McDonald's.

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The Tournament of Chompions approaches the final stretch as Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Newcomers) returns to eat through the Elite Ate, spelled A-T-E, to decide the ultimate McDonald's menu item. Plus, an artisan root beer Drank or Stank.

Sources for this week's intro:

'March Madness' crowns its first men's NCAA Champion

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/march-madness-is-born

March Madness history - The ulti...

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Podcasting royalty Paul F. Tompkins (The Neigborhood Listen, Threedom) joins for the second round of Munch Madness 2020: The Tournament of Chompions - Mac Attack as we tackle the second half of the still alive McDonald’s menu items. Plus, our DoughCenter anchor Carl Tart gives a recap of the snacktion so far. And, we taste test Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s decadent new BFC.

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The Fifth Annual Tournament of Chompions begins as Doughboys favorite Jon Gabrus (High & Mighty, ActionBoyz) returns for the first round of Munch Madness: Mac Attack. Tournament commissioner Evan Susser (Fist Fight, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joins to oversee and officiate as Gabrus and the ‘boys taste and judge 64 McDonald’s menu items.

Sources for this week's intro:

Under the Golden Arches: McDonald’s Logos through The Years

https:...

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The 'boys are joined by Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino (Off Book) to review the Canadian burger and root beer institution, A&W. Plus, a Canadian Snack or Wack. Recorded live at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver.

Sources for this week's intro:

Making Medicare: The History of Health Care in Canada, 1914-2007

https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/medicare/medic01e.html

The Birth of Medicare

https://canadiandimension.com/...

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February 20, 2020 104 min

Emmy Blotnick (The Colbert Show, Conan) joins the boys to try recent Yum! Brands acquisition, the Santa Barbara founded burger chain The Habit Burger Grill. Plus, a fresh new edition of Ch-Ch-Ch-Chips Inhale.

Sources for this week's intro:

'The Sideways Effect': How A Wine-Obsessed Film Reshaped The Industry

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/07/05/535038513/the-sideways-effect-how-a-wine-obsessed-film-reshaped-the-...

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